Baking with Kafka


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8.0 X 0.7 X 6.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Tom Gauld is a cartoonist and illustrator. He has weekly comic strips in The Guardian and New Scientist and his comics have been published in The New York Times and The Believer. In addition to his graphic novels Goliath, You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, and Mooncop, he has designed a number of book covers. Gauld lives and works in London.


"Tom Gauld cooks up clever cartoons that have everything to do with books and little to do with food. These satirical, bibliocentric comics, most of which first appeared in The Guardian, puncture current literary trends and pretensions."--NPR, Best Books of 2017

"Gauld's artwork appeals to me most as a book lover: each piece teases out jokes inherent to the science fiction or literature communities, equally decrying literary snobbery and pedantic fans."--The Verge

"Gauld is able to speak volumes about modern politics, book culture and more. His comics are quippy, slightly sardonic takes that go down easy because they're so darn cute -- but will make you think long after you've left them [turning a] wry eye onto politicians, angry mobs, capitalism and conspiracy theorists, to name a few."--
Huffington Post

"The world of books may not seem like the most immediately obvious source of humor, but Tom Gauld's Baking With Kafka could change that."--The Hollywood Reporter

"The perfect gift for the literature graduate in your life."--Bookriot

"A must-have book for any bibliophile with anything even approaching a sense of humor ... books that often skewer, albeit somewhat gently and always with an insider's precision, world literature and the world of literature and all the odd habits of authors and readers--a bookish graphic anodyne for these digitized and clickbaity times. Highly recommended."--The Austin Chronicle

"There's plenty in Baking With Kafka for both writer and reader to share [in] their love of the written word in all its permutations and possibilities."--Popzara

"Gauld's simple, almost cute drawing style stands in contrast to his comics' content, adding an extra dose of humor ... [his] comments on 21st-century culture may be sadly true ... his jabs at politics his most poignant."--Hyperallergic

"Tom Gauld's new book Baking With Kafka really gets it."--Buzzfeed Books

"A delightful collection of recent work. Filled with clever references and humorous observations, all told in his usual timeless style, Baking with Kafka offers something both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar."